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August 19, 2013

Alvin A. Meres Sr.

The Daily Star

---- — Alvin A. Meres Sr.

BAINBRIDGE — Alvin A. Meres Sr., 86, of Bainbridge, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 9, 1926, son of the late Fred and Susan (Cook) Meres in Walton.

Alvin served his country in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947.

He married Ina Reynolds on July 5, 1947, in the Sidney Center Methodist Church. Alvin and Ina owned and operated the family farm until 1966, when they sold it to go to work. He then worked for Lloyds Lumber Co. in Sidney as a foreman for many years, retiring in 1985.

Alvin is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ina Meres, Bainbridge; four daughters, Connie Hemphill, Minnesota, Catherine and Laurence Darlin, Crossville, Tenn., Jennie Noyes and Brian Ross, Sherburne, Peggy Ann Meres, Richfield Springs; three sons, William Meres, Bainbridge, Jerry Meres, Oneonta, Alvin and Wilma Meres Jr., Covenington, La.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Shaw, Sidney; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also predeceased by daughter, Susan Meres; great-grandson, Geofrey Powell; great-granddaughter, Baby Girl Smith; three brothers, Angie, Willburt and Gilbert; and a sister, Mary.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Benjamin Shaw, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Ouleout Valley Cemetery in Franklin.

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Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.